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Old 04-20-2007, 09:26 AM   #196
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Using b-trees:
Originally Posted by man tune2fs
The following filesystem features can be set or cleared using

Use hashed b-trees to speed up lookups in large
Originally Posted by man e2fsck
-D Optimize directories in filesystem. This option causes e2fsck
to try to optimize all directories, either by reindexing them if
the filesystem supports directory indexing, or by sorting and
compressing directories for smaller directories, or for filesys‐
tems using traditional linear directories.

This is the default options for Suse10.2 ext3. reiserfs uses this in its structure.

Use at your own risk.
I did it just now and my system is still running

su -
<enter root password>
telinit 1
<enter root password>
mount / -o remount,ro            <-- my / is /dev/hda3
umount /home                     <-- I have a /home it's /dev/hda2
umount /var                      <-- I have a /var it's /dev/hda4
tune2fs -O dir_index /dev/hda2
tune2fs -O dir_index /dev/hda3
tune2fs -O dir_index /dev/hda4
e2fsck -p -D -f /dev/hda2
e2fsck -p -D -f /dev/hda3
e2fsck -p -D -f /dev/hda4
mount / -o remount,rw
mount /var
If you have only one partition, just skip the others

Last edited by nx5000; 04-20-2007 at 09:30 AM.
Old 05-07-2007, 12:42 PM   #197
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Nvidia driver install

I have found this to work every time for me:

Coming off years of Gentoo, it is bizzare and more difficult than building things the manual way, at least to me, but it has not failed me, yet...hope someone finds this useful.
Old 08-17-2007, 12:34 AM   #198
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Question debian 4.0 ntfsmount

Thanks for the very good information about after install...

Recently i have downloaded Debian r4.0 and compiled ntfsprogs along with library. After invoking command

ntfsmount /dev/win_ntfs win_c

i get an erro massage

fusermount: unable to locate /dev/fuse . No Such file or Directory
fuse_mount failed
unmounting win_ntfs

I Tried with creating file as well as directory fuse in /dev but it doesnot solve my problem...
Can you throw some light in this
Old 10-17-2007, 12:19 PM   #199
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I Love Debian
Old 12-14-2007, 01:53 AM   #200
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I think this thread is like wet ice on wet ice, nothing sticky about it. Debian is not what it used to be. Debian has evolved.
Old 04-20-2009, 11:48 AM   #201
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New Xorg

With the new implementation of xorg, there are problems with the configuration if your hardware is a different or for other unforseeable reason.

I'm using Sid and my SiS driver for video is buggy, so i changed it to "vesa", that stopped the freeze ups. Here's my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, it might help someone :

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver "kbd"
        Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" "es"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Configured Mouse"
        Driver "mouse"

Section "Device"
        Identifier "SiS"
        Driver "vesa"
        BusID ""

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier "Generic Monitor"
        Option "DPMS"
        HorizSync 31-70
        VertRefresh 50-160

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Default Screen"
        Device "SiS"
        Monitor "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth 16
 SubSection "Display"
            Depth 16
            Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 SubSection "Display"
            Depth 24
            Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier "Default Layout"
        Screen "Default Screen"
        Option "StandbyTime" "3" # Turn off screen in 3 minutes (DPMS)
        Option "OffTime" "15" # Turn off DPMS monitor (DPMS)

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AllowEmptyInput" "0"
        Option "AutoAddDevices" "0" # will turn off the HAL Features
        Option "DontZap" "Off" # Enables ctrl-alt-del
Thanks to the boys from Sidux and anticapitalista from the antiX forums
Old 07-16-2009, 04:30 AM   #202
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Menu Configuration Question

One of the great things about Debian is the plethora of apps available. However, this can also cause problems: Due to the sheer number of programs, the menu system for selecting an application rapidly becomes unweildy.
Is there a way of rearranging the menu system using folders so that applications can be grouped according to taste?
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